The Century Volume 59

The Century Volume 59

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt:' two an' two a broken head. Doin' an' knowin' all this, an' havin'--thanks be to him!--God's blessin' about me, an' his grace, I do thrust, I caught me lhifrechaun, an' the lhifrechaun fetched me not money so much as aise an' content an' happiness; beca'se, Billy, happiness an' content an' a feelin' of thankfulness to God is, afther all, the great thing, an' money is useful an' enjoyable only in so far as it helps you to these. So much so, Billy, that if ye find happiness an' content with tenpence a day, ye have caught a lhifrechaun; while if ye got a poun' a minute, an' did n't get content with it, it was only a divil ye caught in a lhifrechaun's shape. "An' now, Billy, me child, I 'm inclined to think that you had your lhifrechaun in your hands, an' let him go whilst ye went huntin' a divil." Billy Lappin he rowled over in the bed without spaikin' a word to this, good, bad, or ondifferent; an' he lay thinkin' for a day an' a night more. On the nixt mornin' Shamus a-Ruadh was wakened at the brak 0' day be hearin' through the wall Billy peggin' away, an' hammerin', an' he whistlin' an' singin' like a nightingale. "Thanks be to God!" says Shamus, "me poor Billy has caught his lhifrechaun again." 4' = THE HOOSIER YOUNGSTER. BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY. wrrn PICTURES BY FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINN OLD MAN WI-IISKERY-WHEE-KUM-WHEBZE. OLD MAN WHISKERY-WHEE-KUM-WHEEZE Lives 'way up in the leaves 0' trees. An' wunst I slipped up-stairs to play In Aunty's room, while she 'uz away, An' I clumbed up in her cushion-chair An' ist peeked more

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  • Paperback | 680 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,193g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960785
  • 9781236960788